Friday, February 19, 2016

How to Organize and Store Your Natural Hair Products


I tried for years to keep all of my lotions, potions, and miracle growth elixirs from spilling over, expiring, and getting lost in the sauce---only to find my stash in chaos a week later.

Related: Peek into my #WashDayExperience Corner

I'd clean it up, reorganize it, and try again, month after month. Until I realized that I just had too much stuff.; 75% of it I didn't need, want, or even use. Minimizing is my key to organizing.

Related: Declutter Your Product Stash in 5 Minutes 

Once I'd decluttered and downsized my stash--I came up with this crazy simple way to organize what was left. Here's how I started:

F R E Q U E N C Y   O F   U S E

First, I divided my minimized stash by how often I used it. The items that I use daily, I leave on my bathroom vanity. I keep my weekly #WashDayExperience products in my storage cart next to my bathroom. My other items, those that I rely on for super special occasions, I store in my closet. 

S T O R A G E   S O L U T I O N S

My daily products live on a tray that I picked at Dollar Tree (for a dollar too!). I'm not a naturally tidy person, so I love this tray because it gives my mind a designated spot for my items. (My husband also loves that my stuff isn't on his side of the vanity.)



My weekly #WashDayExperience items are stored in this cart from IKEA. Each of the four drawers has a specific designation:
  1. Accessories & Combs
  2. Shampoos & Styling Tools
  3. Priming Products (Leave-ins and stylers)
  4. Conditioners


Lastly, my super special occasion items like my steam rollers, perm rods, and flexis are separated into clear stack-able containers (also available at Dollar Tree).

S H O P   I T!

Cart- Ikea
Basket Insert- Ikea
Clear stack-able containers- Dollar Tree
Silver tray- Dollar Tree

Related: 5 Reasons Why Being A Product Junkie Is Ruining Your Hair

For all of my other items that didn't fall into any of these categories, I asked myself:

Why do I have this? and Do I actually use this? 

Most of my answers were really lame, so I let all that other stuff go. How do you organize your hair products?

Besitos!
KLP

14 comments:

  1. I love your idea im definitely gonna try it your way

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    1. Ohhh! And I'm always looking for ways to improve this system too!

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  2. Love love love the organisation.I especially love the idea of daily products being in a tray. That would make my dressing table more tidy. I already use a storage cart, I need a better one though.



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    1. Thanks chica! I wish that I could say that I invented that idea, but I actually picked it up from my super organized sorority sister!

      And what I love about this storage cart is definitely the casters (wheels) and the divider insert! I wish that all of the drawers in my house had them! No more hair pins EVERYWHERE!

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  3. I find that I am not using most of my products as well. Thanks for this post! Tine for me to get organized!

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    1. Woot woot for intentionality! Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  4. I absolutely love this. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Welcomes chica!!! How do you organize your products?

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  5. You're so right about decluttering. I need to start there, but I'm still convincing myself that I'm going to try some of the products I'm hanging on to. I at least have staple products that I use, so that's a step in the right direction. I have two big bins full of products (a step in the wrong direction, lol) BUT I will eventually work to get where you are!

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    1. I can totally relate chica. It took me forever to get to the point where I am now. I started by forcing myself to use everything that I had which meant mixing together all of my half empty bottles of conditioner to get rid of it. LOL.

      Feel free to judge me!

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  6. I love the coordination, you are the best planner in town.

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    1. Haha! You're a mess chica! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I REALLY need to reorganize my products and I have the means and storage to do it, but I just don't wanna! This post has motivated me to do something though, your stuff looks so super clean and neat!!!

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    1. Just do it! Although it was a little painful---purging was soooo worth it!

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